Home Ec Class For The Spiritually Blind

by Kevin Burton    Many of us recall best, our culinary mishaps from Home Economics class in high school. But there were other elements to that training.    In Home Ec your teachers tried to train you to build a safe, efficient, nourishing household for yourself, and an eventual spouse and children.     In the …

My Smallish Musical Debut Is Coming

by Kevin Burton    Alison Trelfa’s “Winter Warmer,” to be released in the UK Nov. 30, has one element no album has ever had.    Me.     Let me be clear up front, I won’t exactly be featured on the album, and there is still editing to be done.  But I am pretty sure my …

Work Commute Takes On A 70s Groove

by Kevin Burton    You don’t often get a break like this one, and I’m riding with it.    The ride service that takes me from my rural town back and forth to work in the big city will not be charging its usual fee for the fourth quarter of this year.     That’s right, …

God The Potter Has His Perfect Design

by Kevin Burton    If life were a play and you could read for one of two parts, would you audition to be the potter or the clay?    You have arrived not at a play, but at a second-period Ceramics class at the Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind.    Spiritual blindness is a …

The Bible Has Plenty To Say About Money

by Kevin Burton    Where is your treasure this morning?    Happy Sunday and welcome back to class! Let’s not dawdle, as they say, time is money.    In our Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind (ESSB) we start the second semester today.  We started this school because spiritual blindness is the worst, most dangerous …

Gifts From God That Keep On Giving

by Kevin Burton    In the old days at the school for the blind in Ohio, semester break meant Christmas, time off, and gifts.    Regular Page 7 readers know I am legally blind and have had longtime hobbies and vocations in the blindness field. So I know a thing or two about blindness.    …

A More Important Kind Of Wrestling

by Kevin Burton    The end of classes for the day at our Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind does not end all activities.      For an after-school extra-curricular activity we take you to wrestling practice.    I was a wrestler in high school. At the time I had little or no comprehension of the …

Hey Yahoo, Ya-hooey, Out Of My Face!

by Kevin Burton    I’ve got Travis Kelce on my fantasy team.    Such a sentence I never thought I would utter. But there you have it.    Tuesday night was draft night for the USA Legends fantasy football league.  The Legends were/are a new beep baseball team made up of older players from all …

God’s Obstacle Course Makes Us Stronger

by Kevin Burton    Back in the day at my school for the blind the Phys Ed teachers would create an obstacle course for us.     If memory serves, they timed us on how fast we could get through it.    We had various challenges. It might be climbing a rope, walking a balance beam …

Going To Music School With Alison Trelfa

By Kevin Burton    Twice in her life Alison Trelfa has worked as a music teacher. Some of her advice on a recent zoom call has me going to school.    Trelfa is a blind singer/songwriter from Middleborough, England. I wrote about her and her self-released album Decades Of Creation Saturday and Sunday on Page …